Tuque de Brel
House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 16
A perfect family home ideal for mixed family groups of all age combinations. Tuque is large house with many places to escape to or share. There is no danger of feeling ' on top' of each other. Outdoor seating and play areas allow everyone to enjoy a holiday best suited to them.
Excellent large heated swimming pool, which has to be experienced to appreciate its uniqueness, allows real swimming at the same time as little ones safe in the shallow end.
The outdor play zone and indoor play area caters for "children" of all ages and is fully equipped with a variety of games (and toys ) for your use.
It is situated in its own 5 acre site with terracing overlooking peaceful farmland with uninterrupted views to the horizon.
The Local amenities provide fabulous Day and Night markets, restaurants, historic buildings and much much more.
It is ideally suited for families of mixed generations providing peace and quiet for Mums, Dads and Grandparents and yet lots to do for toddlers to teens.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Double beds (4), Cots (3), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample parking both at the rear and front of the property.
As we are situated on a hillside there are many steps when approached from the front, less from the rear making it less suitable for people with restricted mobility if stairs are a problem.
A large "Dutch Barn" houses all our equipment necessary for maintenance etc.and therefore we request that this be made "off limits" for your own safety, but as we are unable to lock it away we trust to your good sense.
We have several storage rooms below the verandas these we respectfully request remain "private"
A welcome pack is available on arrival.
In addition both kitchens are equipped with all those little basic cooking essentials that are such a nuisance to pack but oh how you miss them. You will find many store things available (eg salt, pepper, flour, spices etc) but we ask in return that you replace any that you might finish so that we can provide the same 'home from home' service for the next rental.
The owners (Trish and Dave ) will attend the grounds throughout the week to maintain and tidy the land and the pool. We would prefer to do this at your convenience (e.g. when out for a morning or afternoon), otherwise we will nominate times for our "invasion!"
One of the fields acros the road is our garden but all others areas and woods are available for play and exploration.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Lot et Garonne is not as well known as its near neighbour The Dordogne but benefits in this way by being less touristy and yet having plenty to see and do.
At Tuque we are ideally positioned for visiting many fabulous Bastide towns of both Departments. Each of these boast wonderful weekly markets, (one a day in any direction), and a variety of summer festivals ranging from medieval, to tomato, fruit and vegetable feasts and of course THE WINE.
Aquitaine is a patchwork of rolling countryside, with row upon row of vines of the Bergerac, Duras and Bordeaux vineyards changing in a few kilometres to the ordily plum orchards (famous for producing Prune D'Agenais) interspersed with meadows of beautiful Sunflowers.
Medieval castles and chateaux are easy expeditions away and offer something for all tastes.
Should your holiday coinside with Bastille day (July 14th) local towns villages and communities all have wonderful firework displays and street parties. In the larger towns of Villeneuve and Bergerac you can picnic by the river whilst enjoying spectacular displays.
Night Gourmand Markets are something that all visitors and residents love to experience. The very best of French society and suited to all age groups and tastes.
Castillonnes, Lot et Garonne
Castillones is the first Bastide town in the Lot et Garonne along the N21. Nearby are the very popular villages of Issygeac, a very pretty town with its busy Sunday market and Eymet with day and Night Markets on thursdays throughout the summer.
A little further south (approx 15 kms) are the night markets of Fongave and Laparad and Pujols, which are all about eating and dancing al fresco.
A horse riding stable is just 5 mins walk across the road, and a donkey sanctuary with cart rides about 5 mins drive away.
For the children a waterpark & go -karting are found in Bergerac, but nearer to home about 7 km is a lovely pleasure lake with safe warm swimming and beach, play-park, boules, pedalo's, kayking, volleyball and a snack bar if you want a change from home environment. Family picnics in the evening are great fun.
A complete list of all local events are provided in the welcome pack so you wont miss out.
Our local Golf Course is a pretty 9 hole course (128 slope and very taxing) with an amazing friendly ambiance and welcome from the proprietors Brian and Kim. It is just 15 km away. Other 18 hole courses are between 30 and 60 mins drive away in every direction.
Tennis courts and petanque areas are to be found in the smallest of communes.
The rivers of the Lot, Garonne, Dordogne and the Dropt offer fishing, canoeing, swimming and boat trips.
If sightseeing and generally watching the world go by is your type of holiday this part of SW France has so much to offer with excellent restaurants ( 5 course lunches with unlimmited wine E13!)
There are Caves (wine and Grottes) in every direction.
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23 Sep 2013
"holiday home that exceeds expectations"
We stayed at Tuque de Brel at the very end of July 2013. It was, by some way, the best gite we have ever hired. It accommodated our whole dynasty of fifteen very easily, and its sheer space, its equip… More
21 Sep 2013
"A fantastic holiday in a wonderful location."
We spent a very enjoyable fortnight at Tuque du Brel. The owners were very friendly and helpful and provided us with some excellent tips for days out and colourful night markets. The accommodation was… More
see you in 2015 you will be very welcome
30 Aug 2012
"Comfortable farmhouse set in idyllic rural landscape."
Trish and David were extremely welcoming and relaxed about our family of 12 converging on their comfortable home. The accommodation offers plenty of indoor and outdoor space, a real plus being the infinity swimming pool. As a family we spent a lot of time by the pool, which offered shady areas, toilet and shower facilities, meeting the whole families needs. The quiet local roads and farm tracks offered the opportunity for an early morning walk. Overall we found this to be an ideal location for a family holiday.
5 Jul 2012
"Magical Vacation in a Fairy Tale Setting"
Waking up in a large home to views of chateaus, horses, and vineyards was only a dream until we came and stayed here. This was the perfect setting for a dream vacation. You can do as much as you wan… More
6 Jun 2012
What a Fabulous stay we had with our 3 small kids in the summer of 2011. The house is really well located for touring about but you won't want to go far as the house so beautiful and well appoint… More
11 Nov 2011
"Very comfortable house great pool, very tranquil setting"
Stayed for a few days travelled from viewing Tour de France in Bordeaux. Welcomed by proprietors, shown accomodation and facilities. Great setting with views from main balcony/dining area.Tranquil setting but fairly near to tourist attractions. Pool was ideal, particularly the 'infinity' view.
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